The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that more than 95 percent of coronavirus deaths in Europe were for individuals age 60 or older, but warned young people are still at risk.
“The very notion that COVID-19 only affects older people is factually wrong,” Dr. Hans Kluge, head of the WHO’s Europe office, said during an online news conference in Copenhagen, the Associated Press reported. “Young people are not invincible.”
“Severe cases of the disease have been seen in people in their teens or 20s, with many requiring intensive care and some unfortunately passing away,” he added.
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